Parenting Styles

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PARENTS DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

WHY SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT ALCOHOL? WHAT STYLE OF A PARENT ARE YOU? AUTHORITARIAN OVERPROTECTIVE PERMISSIVE POSITIVE/AUTHORITATIVE SEEKING A POSITIVE BALANCE BOTTOM LINE

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Underage drinking poses a special risk to young people. It’s illegal and dangerous. This topical guide urges parents to: • Talk early, and talk often. Use recommended strategies to talk with your child about alcohol, even if it does not seem like they are interested in alcohol. Read the parenting style summaries here and think about how your family communicates. • Set a family rule of no alcohol use before age 21. Agree on consequences for breaking the no-use rule; enforce “zero tolerance.” • •

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